1st-rder Reid Detmers signs with @Angels for $4,670,000 (slot 10 value = $4,739,900). Louisville LHP, most polished arm in @MLBDraft, VG command of low-90s fastball, nifty curveball, feel for changeup. Will go on 60-man list.— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 28, 2020
They selected the left-hander with the 10th overall pick a few weeks ago. In addition to signing Detmers, the club also signed their fifth round pick, left-hander Adam Seminaris.
Detmers, 20, played his collegiate ball at Louisville. Though it was a brief season in 2020, he went 3-0 with a 1.23 earned run average. His 48 strikeouts led the ACC. In three of his four outings, the lefty struck out at least 10 batters. His best performance came against Wake Forest in which turned out to be his final collegiate start. He struck out 15.
Over the course of his career, Detmers went 20-6 with a 3.20 ERA while with playing for the Cardinals. His 284 strikeouts are the 4th most in program history. Going back to 2019, he went 13-4 with a 2.78 ERA in 113 1⁄3 innings. During his sophomore season, Detmers set the Louisville single-season record with 167 strikeouts. His 13 wins also tied a program-high. He was named the ACC Pitcher of the Year, along with being nominated for the All-ACC First Team in addition to being a semi-finalist for the prestigious Golden Spikes Award.
Detmers wasn’t on the Angels’ 55-man player pool, but he still has a chance to be added to it.
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